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11.18.2011

Au Gratin Potatoes


   These potatoes are creamy, cheesy heaven. My kind of side dish! This is the perfect side to compliment any meat you are serving. Beef, ham or chicken... these potatoes go with it all. The flavor is really simple. You can always add some onion and garlic to give it some more attitude, but I love them just like this.


Au Gratin Potatoes
Recipe by: Holly Lofthouse

4 medium Russet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch slices
salt and pepper to taste
4 Tablespoons butter
3 Tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 8x8 glass baking dish with cooking spray.

Rinse/clean potatoes with water and peel. Slice into 1/4 inch slices. Layer half the potatoes in the baking dish. Season with salt and pepper.

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Mix in the flour and salt and stir with a whisk for about 30 seconds. Stir in milk. Continue to stir and cook until mixture has thickened. Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Stir until cheese completely melts.

Pour half the cheese sauce over potatoes that are in the dish. Layer the rest of potatoes over the top, sprinkle again with salt and pepper, and then pour the remaining cheese sauce on top. Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour.

Carefully remove foil, and continue to bake uncovered for another 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand about 10 minutes before serving. 



14 comments:

Kay Heritage said...

Good heavens, Holly! This looks quite amazing. Simple and scrumptious! :)

Yummy Mummy said...

Oh so comforting! Have a great weekend Holly!

scratch-made wife said...

My mom never made potatoes like this when we were growing up, possibly because she rarely made potatoes. (I've been told she and my dad lived on them for quite a while when they were first married!) Anywoo, these look deelish. I'm sure the husband would love them - he never gets tired of potatoes!

Val said...

This is potato love.......mmm

Tina at Mommy's Kitchen said...

Those look awesome Holly. My kind of potatoes cheesy and creamy. I hope you and your family has a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Jennifurla said...

So simple and so delish!

claire said...

my mouth is watering! these look amazing and perfect for a weeknight side dish!

kitchen flavours said...

This looks delicious! I know that this will be a hit in my house, we are crazy over potatoes! Thanks for sharing!

Aimee said...

Delish looking! Growing up these were my favorite, but my older brother hated them. He always called them "all rotten" potatoes. Now in our house, that's what we call them, even though we like them. Wierd? Yes.

Wanna Be A Country Cleaver said...

I've never made my own au gratin potatoes, always being a little too intimidating for some reason. Thanks for breakin' it down girl! ~Megan

Lizzy said...

Oh, yes, we love these, too!!! Great recipe~

Becki's Whole Life said...

I love potato dishes that don't require you to boil the potatoes before baking...and I really really love Au Gratin potatoes...I am bookmarking this one. Would go great with some grilled chicken.

http://thefoodexperiment-adele.blogspot.com/ said...

These were super yummy!!

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